The Centre by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

333 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction literary speculative fiction thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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A darkly comic, speculative debut following an adrift Pakistani translator in London who attends a mysterious language school which boasts complete fluency in just ten days, but at a secret, sinister cost.Anisa Ellahi dreams of being a translator ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,772 reviews

Moods

dark 86%
mysterious 81%
tense 41%
reflective 33%
challenging 25%
emotional 14%
adventurous 11%
funny 10%
informative 4%
sad 2%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 21%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 23% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 30%

Loveable characters?

No: 43% | It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 16%

Average rating

3.62

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